Mental Glitch issues aren't often talked about in society or the church. Many people get scared, worried or judgmental about the issue.
Part of the reason for negative outlooks on brain meds is this:
Everyone gets sad and depressed at times. And those who do not deal with brain chemical glitches sometimes think that if they bounced back after a low period in life without medication or problems then so should everyone else. People who need medication to help with their brain function are weak.
This belief is wrong. This is ancient dark-age kind of thinking. It is the same kind of thinking that tells us earth is flat and the sun revolves around us.
Since the brain is, I believe, the most complicated and mysterious organ in our bodies, it follows that there will be a lot of unknowns. It follows that since we live in a fallen world many people's brains will have issues with brain chemicals working properly and neurons firing as they should. That is where the brain medications come into play.
I am now getting off my soapbox and going back to the reason I am writing this post: to remind you to write that brain glitch plan. Write it when your brain is functioning well, when you are thinking clearly. Your plan will be different than mine but there are a few things that should be part of your plan:
#1 Ask yourself -- have I taken my medication?
#2 Remind yourself that this is just a brain cloud that is passing through. Don't let it get its hooks in you.
#3 Steps to take to get your mind thinking objectively. Maybe you can start thanking God for things in your life and be
specific. Start with thanking Him for the air you are breathing.
#4 Maybe you need some kind of thing to chant -- Jesus Loves Me or Help Me Jesus. Protect Me Jesus. Or maybe
some song that always brings you up.
#5 Do something physical, a chore maybe. Sometimes doing something as simple as dishes or yard work can be the boost
your brain needs to get through the fog, the boost your brain needs to begin to think objectively. Accomplishing
something despite the darkness can truly help.
#6 Share your plan with someone you love and trust, someone who accepts you and your brain glitches so this person
can remind you what is going on when your brain glitches.
Okay, those points should give you a start. Write your plan today if you are thinking clearly. If you aren't thinking clearly, if you are dealing with a brain glitch right now go through the first five steps. If you are blessed enough to already know who you can talk to, who knows you when you aren't having a brain glitch and is aware of your brain glitches, contact this person. Let him help you through this darkness. If you are really deep into the darkness do whatever you need to do to get help. Remind yourself this is temporary -- that it isn't reality.
" For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he will instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ." 1 Corinthians 2:16